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Bogle Vineyards Essential Red 2010

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Bold and vibrant notes of summer raspberry intoxicate the senses, enticing you to take a sip of this lively red zinfandel. Once on the palate, flavors of briary blackberries and ripe cranberries meld with tones of baking spices such as clove and nutmeg. Nuances are added from the young American oak, concentrating and enhancing the juicy mouthfeel. The full-bodied tannin structure relaxes into a smooth and supple finish: long, lingering and full of enjoyment. This is a versatile wine to pair with everything from rich and unique dishes, to your favorite barbeque or weeknight take out!

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Bogle Vineyards:
Although the Bogle family has been farming since the mid-1800's, it was not until 1968 that the father and son team of Warren and Chris Bogle planted their first 20 acres of wine grapes in Clarksburg, California. In this small farming community nestled along the Sacramento River, the Bogle family's years of hard work have developed into an impressive grape growing operation, as well ... Read more
Although the Bogle family has been farming since the mid-1800's, it was not until 1968 that the father and son team of Warren and Chris Bogle planted their first 20 acres of wine grapes in Clarksburg, California. In this small farming community nestled along the Sacramento River, the Bogle family's years of hard work have developed into an impressive grape growing operation, as well as a nationally acclaimed winery. Today Bogle Vineyards farms over 1,200 acres of wine grapes in the Delta region. While the winery was established ten years after the first grapes were planted, its success has grown tremendously along with the vineyards. The success of Bogle over the years is firmly rooted in one thing: the day-to-day involvement of the Bogle family in the hands-on effort to produce and promote quality wines. Patty Bogle became involved in the early years of the vineyards with her late husband Chris, when they planted fields together in the early 1970's. Patty took over operation of the winery in 1989 and has directed production to new and exciting heights. Patty's daughter Jody also contributes to the family business by being active in customer support, as well as running the wine club and handling all international sales. Patty's son Warren, named after the founder of Bogle Vineyards, is the sixth generation of the Bogle family to farm this fertile Delta region. Like his grandfather and father, Warren understands that in order to produce quality wines, you must first produce quality grapes. This tradition of respect for the land and the vines is crucial to the success of Bogle wines. The production of Bogle wine is influenced by this family tradition as well as the ever-changing trends in the wine industry. Since 1992, Bogle Winery has participated in the California Appellation Program. In this program, winemakers source fruit from some of the best vineyards in the state and blend them with Bogle's Estate Vineyards in Clarksburg, thus assuring that the wines benefit from many of the incredible grape growing regions of California. Each and every Bogle wine created is a unique and exciting blend with true varietal character and an approachable style. With their deep commitment to quality, the Bogle family wouldn't have it any other way. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Bogle Vineyards Essential Red

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,985
2.00 5
01/07/2014

Very fruity on the nose with jammy blackberry and bramble aromas that reveal plenty of Zinfandel in the blend with some black plummy fruit and a bit of black, licorice spice all covered with rather smoky, toasty raw oak. Moderately big on entry with a slightly chewy mouthfeel and flavors that are bold in their intensity but rather matte on the palate with a cold coffee quality that envelops the palate along with dark plummy and bitter chocolate fruit. The finish is rather raw, with scratchy tannins and some toasted almond notes and more brewed coffee character. A bit soft in the mouth, and a touch sweet, this is big and boring. 80pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,985
4.00 5
01/07/2014

Four glasses


Snooth User: jamessulis
4262201,500
4.00 5
01/23/2013

One of the few Zinfandels I liked immediately. This wine was intense with deep berry taste which lingered on the entire surface of my tongue, a slight peppery tang with tannins that I could realize were there for my palate to enjoy. The finish was grand, the taste remains as I sip another to refresh my palate's memory.


Snooth User: egon klimt
216731266
4.50 5
08/14/2012

Aromas of ripe. dark summer berries, plums and nutmeg; the palate reinforces those notes and adds a subtle peppery spice to the mix, finishing firm yet smooth. 92pts


Snooth User: Nurbaby
1023829206
3.50 5
08/16/2012

I too enjoyed more on the second day. Dark cherry and peppery spice. Love this Zin!


Snooth User: crickf
638912206
4.00 5
03/14/2013

Excellent, ruby color, berry, dark cherry, pepper. Definitely a buy again.


Snooth User: Nurbaby
1023829206
0.00 5
09/11/2012

I too enjoyed more on the second day. Dark cherry and peppery spice. Love this Zin!


Snooth User: bhenak
124231146
3.50 5
03/22/2013

Oaky, spicey, smooth.


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External Reviews for Bogle Vineyards Essential Red

External Review
02/05/2013

This supple and mouth-filling vintage leads with juicy blueberry and ripe blackberry fruit. Black pepper and hints of chocolate notes integrate well with this soft, plush body. Subtle hints of spicy oak and pipe tobacco create structure, allowing this wine to stand up to a variety of fare.


External Review
10/28/2013

A juicy fruit bomb, with appealing cherry, tea and spicy vanilla flavors. Drink now through 2017.


External Review
10/28/2013

What a delicious Zin this is. Sourced from the warm climates of Lodi and Amador County, it’s ripe and fruity, offering waves of wild raspberries and cherries dusted with brown sugar, cocoa and pie spice. Great value in a lusty, versatile Zin.


External Review
03/26/2013

Rich, enticing layers of complexity, starting with that first irresistible sip. Ripe fruit, intense with flavors of boysenberries and sweet cherries. Luscious vanilla, caressing the palate from barrel aging in American and French oak. Juicy and silky throughout, with a finish that lingers of black licorice and spicy pipe tobacco.


External Review
01/03/2013

Head-trained, dry farmed vines are prized for their production of small, concentrated clusters of grapes that produce incredibly rich and intense wines. For years, Bogle has sought out these rugged old vines to create our Old Vine Zinfandel.Bold and vibrant notes of summer raspberry intoxicate the senses, enticing you to take a sip of this lively red zinfandel. Once on the palate, flavors of briary blackberries and ripe cranberries meld with tones of baking spices such as clove and nutmeg. Nuances are added from the young American oak, concentrating and enhancing the juicy mouthfeel. The full-bodied tannin structure relaxes into a smooth and supple finish: long, lingering and full of enjoyment. - Winery


External Review
01/16/2013

Head-trained, dry farmed vines are prized for their production of small, concentrated clusters of grapes that produce incredibly rich and intense wines.



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Bold and vibrant notes of summer raspberry intoxicate the senses, enticing you to take a sip of this lively red zinfandel. Once on the palate, flavors of briary blackberries and ripe cranberries meld with tones of baking spices such as clove and nutmeg. Nuances are added from the young American oak, concentrating and enhancing the juicy mouthfeel. The full-bodied tannin structure relaxes into a smooth and supple finish: long, lingering and full of enjoyment. This is a versatile wine to pair with everything from rich and unique dishes, to your favorite barbeque or weeknight take out!

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